142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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A Public Health Problem: Preventing Violence

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Violence is a leading public health problem. The scope of violence encompasses diverse classifications of intentional and unintentional injury. Historically, when people experienced emergency situations, all they could rely upon was the old fashioned telephone, restrained by a cord attached to the wall. Modern technology provides an alternative method to crisis response. With the development of mobile technology, victims of violence and emergency response personnel have the ability to send texts, photos, take videos, send emails and/or transmit their coordinates to participating agencies in real-time regardless of location, distance and/or time. This session will examine the implications of information technology on violence prevention and response.
Session Objectives: Discuss at least two problems of injury surveillance Explain how mobile technology may unify multiple data streams Describe how mobile technology improves coordination of multiple agencies
Diane Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III

Using Mobile Technology for Violence Prevention Efforts
Ruby Guillen, MSW and Joseph Powers, MSW, PPS

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology Center (HIIT Center)
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Public Health Social Work, Women's Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Caucus